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Opening Arguments

We have a winner

Forbes magazine created a Misery Measure so it could study the city's largest 150 metropolitan areas and come up with America's most miserable cities:

But aren't there other things that cause Americans misery? Of course. So we decided to expand on the Misery Index and the Misery Score to create our very own Forbes Misery Measure. We're sticking with unemployment and personal tax rates, but we are adding four more factors that can make people miserable: commute times, weather, crime and that toxic waste dump in your backyard.

The most misearable city in America? No big surprise -- Detroit.

Posted in: Current Affairs


Thu, 01/31/2008 - 11:46am

Funny. I recognize the corner where they took their photo of Detroit. I took a similar picture a few blocks further west last fall, because I was sitting in my car thinking how pleasant the view was. Ah well.

While I'd never deny Detroit has more than its share of misery, I'll cop to the title as soon as you guys accept the recent honors accorded Fort Wayne by yet another of these b.s. rating stories. What were they? America's Stupidest and America's Most Flaccid? Something like that.

Bob G.
Thu, 01/31/2008 - 12:15pm

Makes the case for that "new Detroit" as depicted in the ROBOCOP movies...
And it was STILL miserable, even in the "future".
(shades of Max Headroom)


Leo Morris
Thu, 01/31/2008 - 12:17pm

Yes, Fat and Stupid, and proud of it.